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Address: Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany
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+49 4903 69179340
10:00 - 18:00
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Guided tours are offered of the small home in which Johann Sebastian Bach...

Guided tours are offered of the small home in which Johann Sebastian Bach was born in 1685.

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A highlight of a visit to Eisenach

A highlight of a visit to Eisenach, this house may or may not have been the birthplace of Bach (the historical record is unclear, but there seems to be a consensus it's close... read more

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A highlight of a visit to Eisenach, this house may or may not have been the birthplace of Bach (the historical record is unclear, but there seems to be a consensus it's close enough and similar enough to where he was born that it fits). A splendid museum. Lots of information about the Bach family, and period instruments he might... More 

Thank JPSTacoma
Bloomfield Hills, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

In this quaint house with an ultramodern addition, Johan Sebastian Bach's life story and impact on music history is illuminated under the very capable curatorship of Dr Joerg Hansen. You can not only look at unique artifacts that are very well presented, but also listen to period instruments being played and explained. A true treat!

Thank Martin A
Aidlingen, Germany
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

We were lucky and arrived just in time for a presentation of various musical instruments from Bach times. The various pianos and organs were explained and played by a staff member. The new part of the building contained many headphones where you could listen to various Bach creations.

Thank Ron E
Irmo, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Any lover of music needs to stop by here. If you can, listen to the demonstrations played on hundreds of year old instruments!

Thank Emma B
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent museum. Miss at your own peril. The music is just fantastic and very well presented. Worth the trip to Eisenach.

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Wonderful visit which started with a guide explaining each of the five keyboard instruments and then playing an excerpt of Bach on each of them. The guide presented the information in both German and English. The chance to watch an organist using the full capacities of an organ projected onto 3 screens in the video room was spell-binding. The listening... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is great stop when in Thuringia even if museums are not your thing. You'll learn as much as you like about the master musician Bach, his family and times, plus the history of musical instrumentation. You start off admiring the ancient instruments exhibits, then comes a delightful demonstrative concert of keyboards. Next you tour at your own pace the... More 

Western Norway, Norway
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is OK. It has some good ways to show Bach and his time, and the museum is nice with an old part and a modern part. Sometimes it is very disturbing with different music in the same room so it gives us a challenge to get into the details of the music they play for us. It is... More 

Thank Morgan B
Eisenach, Germany
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Was there in a rainy day after having a walk to Wartburg with some friends. No one was really interested in classic music but we all found it very nice and interesting. the concert with historic instruments was the highlight.

Thank dreisternekoch
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This little place has an amazing amount off history and knowledge available. Great exhibits for music enthusiasts and if your not into music the history off this cosy little place will still interest you.

Thank Manus D

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